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Explore local workshops, classes, courses, training, education, camps, retreats, talks, and more...

Guelph artists and organizations offer many fun and educational opportunities happening all year long! Whatever your discipline or interest, take advantage of workshops and classes for people of all ages, interests, and skill levels. Do you host arts and culture learning activities such as these?  Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Folkway Music 
Lessons for a number of acoustic instruments – beginner to advanced students of all ages are welcome! 

Guelph School of Music 
Professional music lessons for all instruments and interests.

Guelph's portal for adventurous new sound events.

Bridge to Music Program - lessons for low income bracket youth

Drum Building Workshops with Earth Tones Studio 2018:
For more information, visit www.earthtonesstudio.org
Native American Drum - July 14, 15
African Djembe- August 11, 12
Junk Percussion - August 19


Dancetheatre David Earle
Get inspired through physical motivation – adult dance classes for all skill levels.

Guelph Dance
Guelph Dance Partners with the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program: Movement, Expression, Technique, Discipline, Rigour, Experiences, Joy, Friendship

Royal City School of Ballet and Jazz - Summer Dance Camps
Dance Camps for Ages 3 to 8. Ballet, jazz, modern, creative dance, yoga, crafts. Half and full days. Mini performance on last day.
Ages 3 to 5 - July 3 - 6 and August 7 - 10
Ages 5 to 8 - July 23 -27 and August 13 - 17
Contact 519-836-8971 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Royal City School of Ballet and Jazz - Dance Camps and Adult Ballet Classes
Four dance camps for 3 to 8 year olds incorporating ballet, modern, jazz, creative dance, arts and crafts. End of week presentation.
Four levels of ongoing adult ballet classes, Beginner to Advanced. Drop-ins or register.

Dance camps July 3rd, July 23rd, August 7th and August 13th. 
Adult ballet classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12th to August 28th.
Contact 529-836-8971 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Literary Arts

Guelph Spoken Word
Guelph Spoken Word supports the efforts of local spoken word artists and sends its poetry slam team to compete on the national stage. They offer spoken word poetry/performance workshops. New for 2015! Check it out.

Publication Studio
Publication Studio prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers. They occasionally offer workshops pertaining to print media.

University of Guelph – Creative Writing at Guelph
Develop skills and techniques of creative writing in any genre at the University of Guelph.

Eden Mills Writers Festival
Dates and topics vary

Writers' Room 
Join other writers at the Bookshelf Greenroom for a quiet space to work. 
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

VWC Sunday Coffee Writers Hang-out 
Join Vocamus Writers Community for our regular last Sunday of the month writers’ hang out.
July 29, 1pm at Downtown Planet Bean 

Marilyn Kleiber Workshop – The Bones of a Story
Marilyn Kleiber of Sun Dragon Press begins an 8 week course on story structure. $150. 519-846-9691
From June 5 to July 24, 6-9pm 

GWSA Writers Club
Meeting of Guelph Wellington Seniors Association writer’s club, every second and fourth Thursday.
July 12 & 26, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at the Evergreen Seniors Centre Boardroom 



Ed Video Media Arts
Learn everything about media arts from the experts at Ed Video – leaders of independent media art in Canada.

Visual Arts

The Guelph School of Art

Guelph Creative Arts Association

Elora Centre for the Arts 

Art Workshops at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
A diverse selection of structured workshops and classes offered for all skill levels and interests.

Summer Adult Art Workshops  at the Wellington County Musuem and Archives

Creative Spark Workshops
Learn a new skill and get lost in a creative project with Creative Spark Workshops!

Necessary Arts Company
A variety of workshops for people of all ages and interests.

Guelph School of Arts

Silver Creek Photography

Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph
CEGG is a teaching guild open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary forms of embroidery.

Blooms and Brushes 
Enjoy a lesson led by Christina Evans and Nan Hogg in making your own flower arrangements and creating a painting of your final bouquet. Tickets are $75/person and the event is limited to 20 guests. Bring your own flowers, art supplies will be provided. 
Sunday, July 22, 2018 / 2:00 - 6:00pm. 
For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (519) 836 - 3280.

BeetleBarrow Studios - 2018 Artist Retreats
Whether you are looking to grow your artistic practice, stretch new facets of yourself, or just bring a little more joy into your life join BeetleBarrow Studios on one of their weekend retreats to learn a new skill, make new friends and connect with yourself. 

Lore Artist Residency
A variety of workshops, musical performances and storytelling evenings. 

Guelph Weekly Figure Drawing
Join Garth Laidlaw for a weekly figure drawing drop-in session every Tuesday evening from 7-10pm. 

July Watercolour Class with Zan Barrage
Master the fundamentals of watercolour. Express yourself with confidence and vigour whether you are a beginner or a seasoned watercolour artist who wants to improve.

Success with Watercolour Painting with Pat Armstrong
Learn the art of watercolour at Wellington County Museums & Archives, July 7 - 8, 2018.

Create Textured Paintings with Painted Tissue and Collage with Marg Peters
You can register for a July 28 - 29 weekend course with Margaret Peters teaching textured painting using tissue and collage at the Wellington County Museum Summer Workshops. If you need to ask a question, contact Marg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chakra Yoga
Chakra Yoga 8 week course with Barbara (Eva) Dametto

Artist Residency/Retreat
Khel Centre is accepting applications for an artists' retreat to help local creatives complete their projects.

Khel Centre Workshops




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